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by KiranM
30 Jun 2010 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 798941

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

^^^ That was not designed for protection from rioters. That is a contraption to prematurely trigger the tandem warheads in anti-tank weapons like RPGs.
by KiranM
25 Jun 2010 17:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 937528

Re: Small Arms Thread

How technologically feasible is it to hook the HMD with the weapon's TI through something like Bluetooth? Removes wires and frees up field of action. Might be prone to jamming plus it will increase the product cost. From my limited understanding of wireless technology, Bluetooth works on short wave...
by KiranM
24 Jun 2010 15:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 937528

Re: Small Arms Thread

How technologically feasible is it to hook the HMD with the weapon's TI through something like Bluetooth? Removes wires and frees up field of action.
by KiranM
22 Jun 2010 16:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914746

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

IMHO the difference between operational use of Brahmos and Prithvi is in the type of warheads to be used. Brahmos will use a unitary armour piercing warhead. Prithvi provides flexibility in using from cluster bomblets to FAE to dispersing mines. Not sure if same flexibility can be imparted to Brahmo...
by KiranM
13 May 2010 15:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 441064

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Sanku ji, agree with guns being more sensible to deter or defend from amphibious invasion of A&N, but disagree that tanks will not play a role. They will play the role of theatre reserve to counter attack a beach or coastal feature captured by the enemy. And as such the reserve need to be held ...
by KiranM
13 May 2010 14:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 441064

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

And yes, the IA may want to airlift T-90s to A&N for the same reason the IA is deployed there in the first place. To deter an amphibious invasion onto the place or to use it as a launching point for the same. Well let me be the first to say that they dont need "tanks" for that. Normal...
by KiranM
30 Apr 2010 16:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 501010

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

When people say things like fanboys et al, you know that they are resorting to sledging tacitcs because points can not be made otherwise . Earlier I used to get riled up about it, now I enjoy it. Since it makes it clear that there is no answer to the questions raised. The bolded portion of your rep...
by KiranM
29 Apr 2010 19:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 501010

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Sanku wrote:
Vina I hate to do this to you, but that was really sad really sad, no content and all bluster.


:rotfl: What an oxymoron!!
by KiranM
28 Apr 2010 21:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 940365

Re: Indian Military Aviation

IMHO, India's stride in aerospace should be in following order in the next 30 years. 1) Progressing on LCA front in several iterations like how F-16 and Mirage turned out. This includes engine tech and different iterations that can be retrofitted into existing airframes as engine upgrades. 2) Differ...
by KiranM
28 Apr 2010 20:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Meet - Bangalore
Replies: 118
Views: 14460

Re: BR Meet - Bangalore

Hi Rohit,
Apologies for being a late entrant. I would like to attend. Please email me at <snip>

Added later: Mailed you at rohitvats29atgmaildotcom

Regards,
Kiran
by KiranM
28 Apr 2010 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 441064

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Viv S, bringing in irrelevant strawmen and digressing from the main topic may be useful strategy when there is no meaningful answer to be given. So as I am wont, let me summarize to get the real issues in forefront once again 1) IAF has NEVER talked about the need for a large Airlifter like C 17 ev...
by KiranM
23 Apr 2010 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1050
Views: 180812

Re: The IAF History Thread

Thus the unit achieved the feat of landing the first ever-tracked vehicles at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO). BMP-2? Thats the only tracked vehicle in our inventory thats light enough X Posted. Article larded with some interesting bits of trivia about MI - 26 helicopter operations in the IAF: IAF MI-26 att...
by KiranM
23 Apr 2010 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369106

Re: Military Flight Safety

But what is of concern is the stated lapse on part of ASTE. NAL having chalta hai attitude is not a surprise. But ASTE did not follow same rigorous procedures for SARAS as it would follow for aircraft like Tejas, ALH, etc.
by KiranM
01 Apr 2010 08:16
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Comments on Dance of the Flamingo-Story By Sanku
Replies: 178
Views: 19511

Re: Dance of the Flamingo_Story by Sanku

Tanaji, almost right, but not Rajiv Gandhi.... :twisted: It took me couple of reads to make the connection 8). The real- kick comes when a story stimulates reader imagination :twisted: . Keep it coming!!! If I got it correctly has to be assassination of Ranasinghe Premadasa and Lalith Athulathmudali.
by KiranM
29 Mar 2010 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980294

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

SSridhar wrote:
RamaY wrote:A well-armed TSP is 3.5 friends' non-state actor.

:rotfl:

Sorry.. I didn't get the joke. Please care to explain?

Regards,
Kiran
by KiranM
23 Mar 2010 19:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 441064

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

I did not know of this. I have some doubt regarding the credibility of the source, but if true, this news is really shocking to me. There is a Wikipedia article on them with plenty of references: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagossian The UK did the dirty work for the Americans. In exchange for .....
by KiranM
23 Mar 2010 19:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 743780

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

After today’s test, India has become the first and only country in the world to have a "manoeuvrable supersonic cruise missile in its inventory," he said in New Delhi. Why does Dr Pillai claims that part that we are the first and only country in the world ? AFAIK Kh-22 ,SS-N-22,Kh-15 and ...
by KiranM
13 Mar 2010 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 410968

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Intresting. So this interception will take place at an even lower altitude than the previously held Endo-atmospheric tests. Does this imply that we could have potentially 3 layed security against incoming ballistic missiles including Exo, Endo and ADD. I think it was mis-spelt in latter half of the...
by KiranM
13 Mar 2010 16:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1561840

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

The balidan badge stands out in the pic( due to its extremenly bright colour!!) Must be a ex-SF who is in charge of training the MP "boys"... Yes. But the gun held by him is having me in split minds. The butt looks like that of a folding stock AK-47, but the muzzle looks like that of an M...
by KiranM
19 Jan 2010 14:47
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758989

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

I would like to present a different viewpoint on this re-organization. NSA need not have a fixed mandate. They can be altered depending on the situation. Under current circumstances, the present HM is very much capable (and has interest) to handle internal security issues in addition to the administ...
by KiranM
18 Jan 2010 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675076

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Look at the aircraft on the runway to the right. It looks like a C-17. Its definitely larger than the Il-76s which you can see all over the airbase. The C-130s and C-17 must be American. On a stopover for fuel perhaps. Just guessing. BTW, doesn't the Agra AFB have any fighter squadron present? It s...
by KiranM
18 Jan 2010 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675076

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Dmurphy wrote:
Kakarat wrote:A-50 AWACS can be seen in Agra Air Force Station in google maps
OMG, you're right! Thanks! http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=27.153894 ... 18&l=0&m=b


Am I seeing C-130 Hercules towards the right?
by KiranM
17 Jan 2010 11:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 503726

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

When I look at the smerch trucks, it looks like the launchers can be moved only up and down ( in one direction). So the trucks might have to be put in right direction to launch the rockets. However, on Pinaka, it looks like the launchers can be moved in any direction, so the truck can be in any dir...
by KiranM
13 Jan 2010 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 778202

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

So all we are going to do is build fences, kill the terrorists after they have killed 100 people, listen in on their handlers calmly telling the to "bring the woman to the door and shoot her thru the head making sure the bullet doesnt stay in her body"; pick up pieces of our countrymen af...
by KiranM
13 Jan 2010 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4146
Views: 778202

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

It is more difficult than just being "difficult".. :evil: It aint impossible, tht is my point, and if it is impossible under current circumstances then change the circumstances, change the way the game is played, do out of the box stuff , bomb them, someone was talking payload laden rover...
by KiranM
10 Jan 2010 23:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 126913

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Mods, regarding the new thread 'Bollywood Errors: Military and Police'; if something good in the movies can be appreciated, is not the 'Errors' misleading? How about something like, 'Bollywood Critiques: Military and Police'?

Thanks.
by KiranM
10 Jan 2010 22:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema
Replies: 128
Views: 35820

Re: Bollywood Errors : Military and Police

Are the magazines for night time warfare built so that there is a tracer round after every 3-4-5 bullets or so? :eek: Can't imagine that level of sophistry in war fighting. Are tracer rounds also visible to the enemy if the bullet is coming towards them? IIRC tracers are mainly for MMGs and HMGs. D...
by KiranM
10 Jan 2010 22:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema
Replies: 128
Views: 35820

Re: Bollywood Errors : Military and Police

The problem with Lakshya - apart form it being the most brilliant Indian war movie to date..... Yes.. Especially the small arms spewing tracer rounds every 4th or 5th round of fire. Also the time lag between mortar rounds. All of this being in reality. The scene of anti-personnel mortar cutting peo...
by KiranM
10 Jan 2010 22:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Defence and Police forces in Indian Cinema
Replies: 128
Views: 35820

Re: Bollywood Errors : Military and Police

Another great movie, but not fauji stuff strictly was Bobby deol's " Commando " with the delectable Preity Zinta for eye candy. I and a friend had the honor of managing to get tickets on the first day with all the first day first show front bencher junta. I kid you not - people were liter...
by KiranM
10 Jan 2010 07:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 940365

Re: Indian Military Aviation

^^^ Also is it possible to hold additional fuel tanks in the cargo area? This will boost its capability to refuel many aircrafts.
by KiranM
09 Jan 2010 14:37
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758989

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

Apologies if already posted. More insight on the Al-Qaida attack on CIA in Afghanistan in The Week. An asset working for Al-Qaida turned double and helped Jordanian Intelligence to prevent a terrorist attack inside Jordan. Jordan then handed over the asset to CIA for giving out information of intere...
by KiranM
09 Jan 2010 14:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1134961

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

and ? anything interesting ? Must to be this.. Made in India Yup that is the one. CS is using modular method of construction. If so why was IN wanting the first ship of next generation frigate to be built outside so that we get modular construction expertise? To me the expertise is already there in...
by KiranM
09 Jan 2010 09:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1134961

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The Week has an article on IAC being built by Cochin Shipyards.
by KiranM
08 Jan 2010 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2447
Views: 420933

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

My 2 cents on the Sniper issue. Given the built up areas, the max range with positive identification to shoot to kill is <300m. In such a scenario an ordinary Abdul with an Insas or Ak-47 would do. Assuming the CRPF and JKP have sufficient marksmanship training with their weapons.
by KiranM
31 Dec 2009 09:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 940365

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The most potent threat that platforms like the Apache and the SuperCobra present is their ability to carry and fire missiles like the Hellfire which can pretty much neutralized any offensive armored thrust. By planning for the LCH, they would be shortsighted if they don't plan to build a similar ca...
by KiranM
27 Dec 2009 18:33
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 22473

Re: RIP B Harry

^^^ RIP Sir.

Out of curiosity, the link to the obituary note says his age is 23. Was he that young? Or was it a misprint?
by KiranM
21 Dec 2009 13:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1134961

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The babus who insisted on maximum possible indigenization in Leander class frigates built in India were also 'over ambitious' by that token. We have developed a tendency to breast beat and paint everyone of a particular category with same brush. Mistakes have been made. The need of hour is to work a...
by KiranM
13 Dec 2009 22:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980294

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

The mid air re-fueling will give PAK the capability to strike targets in south India. PAF plains can take off from Karachi and refuel some where in the Arabian Sea before heading towards pre-designated targets like Bangalore and Hyderabad in the south. This is a game changer for PAF. The thing that...
by KiranM
06 Dec 2009 23:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1561840

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

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